It's official – we can now reveal that we are one of the Mayor's Charities for the forthcoming year. What a great achievement!
We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome the Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Tim Sheppard into his new post and wish him all the best in his Mayoral duties. We’d also like to say a big thank you for choosing Creative Recovery as one of the official Mayor's charities - it is a great honour.
To mark the first of the Mayor’s events we joined the second of the Mayor’s local charities ‘The White Knight’s Blood Bikes’ for a summer charity stroll and Picnic. The weather was in our favour as families came together to walk from Elsecar Heritage Centre to RSPB Old Moor where they settled down to a picnic in the beautiful reserve. In true UPLIFT style the bunting came out and the picnic area was decked with colourful prints and textiles all made in Creative Recovery projects. Families relaxed to the chilled out sounds of Armando, Latin American Music that got the whole crowd playing along with a whole variety of weird and wonderful instruments and there was even a beautiful butterfly and greedy bear in the mix, interacting with children and trying to pinch the odd sandwich or two!
We had a brilliant day and are looking forward to many more accustomed events throughout the year!